PECO ENERGY wants people to be aware of a scam in which a telephone caller says customers are behind on accounts and must make immediate payment to avoid losing service.
According to Peco, scammers ask customers to buy a pre-paid debit card from pharmacies or convenience stores. The customer is directed to call a number to use the card for immediate payment to their account. Once information is given to the scammer, the funds on the card are removed.
If you've received such a call, contact Peco at 800-494-4000.